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The Worst Images for Bathophobics (Fear of Depth) 

Brian Gilmore
Updated May 27, 2020 123.3k votes 10.8k voters 130.1k views 24 items

List Rules Vote up any pictures that trigger any bathophobia you might feel.

Bathophobia is the fear of depths in great volumes. It's seemingly just the fear of being overwhelmed, but by an actual physical thing. It's not the most common phobia, but it can be intense. The fear can be of the depths of the ocean, how huge a certain landscape is, or even the depths of something like a hallway. It's all lumped into the same fear: a fear of "depth."

The movie The Shining actually used this fear, along with bathmophobia, to prey on people's discomfort by shooting from a long distance away as the main characters did something on a stairway. The stairways always seem unclimbable and the son, Danny, would bike down seemingly endless hallways where danger could be at any point.

If you have a fear of depth, fear of the deep ocean, fear of giant heights, or a general fear of feeling small in an otherwise huge environment, then this list is definitely for you. Or not.

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Dean's Blue Hole
Dean's Blue Hole is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Images for Bathophobics (Fear of Depth)
Photo:  creoflick
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Imagine Being In This Situation Right Now
Imagine Being In This Si... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Images for Bathophobics (Fear of Depth)
Photo:  imgur
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This 1000 Ft. Hole Covered By This Sheet Of Ice
This 1000 Ft. Hole Cover... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Images for Bathophobics (Fear of Depth)
Photo:  u/hjalmar111 /Reddit
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The Great Blue Hole
The Great Blue Hole is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Images for Bathophobics (Fear of Depth)
Photo:  AMK1211 /Wikimedia Commons/CC0
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